Read Nurse Justina Ejelonu Obi’s Account Of How She Got Ebola Virus After Caring For Liberian Patrick Sawyer
“I never contacted his fluids. I checked his Vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and that’s the only contact…not directly with his fluids.
At a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but the ward maids took care of that and changed his linens with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk… if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. I still thank God.
Friends, up to our uniforms and all linens were burnt off. We are on surveillance and off work till 11th. Our samples have long been taken by WHO and so far, we’ve been fine.
For me, kudos to our hospital management, because we work professionally with every patient considered at risk…because that’s the training. Had it been it’s a hospital where they manage ordinary gloves like Govt. hospital and some janjaweed private hospital…lol…wahala for dey oooo.
I must also thank Lagos Govt…. In fact! Even Fed. Govt. sef…all have been supportive. I’m good and so are the others in the hospital.”